Rapper Ne-Yo buys mansion

London: Rapper Ne-Yo, whose real name is Shaffer Chimere Smith Jr, has spent USD 500,000 on a new mansion.

The 32-year-old `Closer` hitmaker has purchased the 5,900 square foot house in Milton, Georgia, which boasts six bedrooms, five bathrooms, and finished terrace, reported Contactmusic.

The property also overlooks a golf course. Two of the bedrooms are furnished with four poster beds and the house also has an impressive courtyard with wooden decking.

The singer is possibly upsizing to accommodate his larger family, after he and fiancee Monyetta Shaw welcomed son Mason Evan Smith into the world last October. The couple also have a 16-month-old daughter, Madilyn Grace, together.

Ne-Yo has also been celebrating after recently being awarded a prize at the 43rd Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York last month.

He took home the Hal David Starlight Award, given to young artists who are making a significant impact with their own compositions.